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Dorset

A rural and picturesque county in the south of England, Dorset is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a timeless charm, pretty villages, country lanes and a fabulous stretch of 200 million year-old coastline known as The Jurassic Coast.

In fact The Jurassic Coast has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its ancient geology and is of course a great place for wonderful views over the English Channel and cliff-top walks.

Dorset has wonderful walking country which is a great way to appreciate the unspoilt beauty of this region, or you could maybe take to the quiet country roads and off road cycle ways. It’s a place to kick back and relax with lots of traditional country pubs and fine restaurants to discover.

The seaside towns of Bournemouth and Weymouth come highly recommended with lovely beaches and plenty of fresh sea air. You can reach the beach at Swanage via the heritage railway; it’s one of the best ways to soak up your surrounds and ensure complete relaxation. With stops at Corfe Castle and the small sleepy oasis of Harman''s Cross, it’s also one of the best ways to get a unique perspective of Dorset’s many attractions, and a true feel for its unspoiled beauty.

Also of note is Brownsea Island which offers a number of attractions for visitors, including lush woodland, an indigenous red squirrel population and a 16th century castle. For a great family day out visit Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre at Wareham where you’ll find over 250 rescued monkeys and apes providing plenty of entertainment and education.

Dorset is renowned for its varied landscape and is suitable for all sorts of different holidays. Its long coastline is a perfect for cliff top walks and stunning sea views and the region’s beaches are ideal for families who simply want to unwind on the sand or get active with surfing and sailing readily available; along with some expert tuition for those who fancy getting their feet wet! Then again, if you just want somewhere to relax and soak up the beautiful English countryside, you’ll be equally well served by what a cottage holiday in Dorset has to offer.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Dorset.
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  • Portland, Dorset
    Portland, Dorset×

    Leam House

    Portland, Dorset

    8
    4
    5
    2
    Ref: 29250
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    En-suite family accommodation with the bonus of a hot tub to relax in after a long day exploring the region.
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  • Hooke, near Beaminster, Dorset
    Hooke, near Beaminster, Dorset×

    The Gatehouse

    Hooke, near Beaminster, Dorset

    8
    4
    5
    0
    Ref: W41364
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Gatehouse is situated within the grounds of Manor House, where a stroll around the beautiful gardens and fishing can be enjoyed.
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  • East Burton, near Wareham, Dorset
    East Burton, near Wareham, Dorset×

    The Coach House

    East Burton, near Wareham, Dorset

    10
    5
    5
    0
    Ref: W40581
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    The Coach House is in a great position for exploring this beautiful area and there’s plenty to see and do nearby.
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  • Dudsbury, Ferndown, Dorset
    Dudsbury, Ferndown, Dorset×

    The Farmhouse

    Dudsbury, Ferndown, Dorset

    12
    6
    5
    2
    Ref: DBBN
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Pamper yourself staying in this detached, Grade ll listed, 17th-century Tudor brick house, right next door to a spa.
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  • Corfe Castle, near Wareham, Dorset
    Corfe Castle, near Wareham, Dorset×

    Woodyhyde Courtyard

    Corfe Castle, near Wareham, Dorset

    12
    6
    5
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    Ref: DZH
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    There are so many fabulous amenities here at Woodyhyde Courtyard including pool, sauna and games room that guests will always be entertained!
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  • Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset
    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset×

    Fernlea

    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset

    14
    7
    7
    1
    Ref: DKE
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Each of the 7 bedrooms boasts en-suite bathroom facilities, a colour television, radio and telephone, making it ideal for large family groups holidaying together.
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  • Plush, near Piddletrenthide, Dorset
    Plush, near Piddletrenthide, Dorset×

    The Stables

    Plush, near Piddletrenthide, Dorset

    14
    7
    5
    2
    Ref: DXS
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This pet friendly property is surrounded by countryside and is great for larger parties holidaying together.
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  • Dewlish, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Dewlish, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn

    Dewlish, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    8
    8
    3
    Ref: DPU
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This five star property is fantastic for families and friends. There’s a shared pool and games room ensuring guests are kept entertained!
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    Manor Farm - Churn House
    8
    4
    4
  • Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
    Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset×

    Newton Manor House

    Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

    16
    8
    9
    0
    Ref: DMM
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Easily accommodating 16 guests, ideally situated just a mile from sandy beaches, and great for discovering Dorset.
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  • Blandford, Dorset
    Blandford, Dorset×
    Newly listed
    Downwood Vineyard

    Downwood Vineyard

    Blandford, Dorset

    16
    8
    5
    3
    Ref: UKC2073
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Wonderfully spacious, boasting enough room for the whole family, Downwood Vinyard offers an ideal location for friends and family to get together.
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  • Winterbourne Abbas, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Winterbourne Abbas, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Churchview House

    Winterbourne Abbas, near Dorchester, Dorset

    17
    9
    9
    2
    Ref: W44119
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Located close to the beautiful, county town of Dorchester, Churchview House offers excellent accommodation for a large gathering of family or friends.
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  • Plush, near Piddletrenthide, Dorset
    Plush, near Piddletrenthide, Dorset×

    Armswell House

    Plush, near Piddletrenthide, Dorset

    18
    7
    5
    2
    Ref: DQT
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Discover Dorset’s stunning countryside and coast from this cosy 18th century farmhouse with its own spa room.
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